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Focus on Danto – Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol. Leitmotiv – 0/ http://www. Warhol’s philosophical contribution actually manifests. In a work of great wisdom and insight, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto delivers a compact, masterful tour of Andy Warhol’s personal. Former Nation art critic and Columbia philosophy professor emeritus Danto (After the End of Art) argues that Andy Warhol radically redefined.

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It is Danto’s revelation of this novel philosophy that gives his book genuine merit. A truly good piece if you are interested in learning more about Warhol and his influences, but as well serves arthkr a good introduction to Danto’s own philosophy.

Bill rated it liked it Apr 19, Read more Read less. The evident simplicity of Warhol’s art, which often takes the form of mechanical reproduction of familiar objects and images, can, to a first-time viewer of his work, hide the philosophical complexity on which it is based.

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Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but w This book raised Andy Warhol’s importance to art in my eyes. Most importantly in this case: The arthut and values of ordinary persons all at once were inseparable from advanced art. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it. Pages with related products. Sometimes good ideas are shocking, but not everything that shocks is good, I guess. Then again, I was never really much of a fan of Danto to begin with. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Mar 08, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Barry rated it really liked it Oct 26, Read the book, read the article and then read Warhol’s Diaries. He is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a number of fields.


Pq Baker rated it really liked it Jan 11, Feb 15, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is part of a series of short books from the Yale University Press, aimed at exploring American culture by exploring the lives of particular individuals.

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Danto traces the evolution of the pop artist, including his early reception, relationships with artists such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and the Factory phenomenon.

Danto identified the importance of his work at an early time. I like the accessibility of Danto’s book.

Andy Warhol Icons of America. That is probably why it took me so long to finish it. The fact of the matter is that this is old ground for Danto, having been expressed more clearly and with greater detail in earlier works.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. What’s the difference between an ordinary abdy and art? Once Danto was amongst the greatest living aestheticians, as well as an eminent art critic for “The Nation”. Lists with This Book. Danto suggests that “what makes him an American icon is that his subject matter is always something that the ordinary American understands: Browse our editors’ picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children’s books, and much more.


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The author suggests earhol anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so. Icons of America Aryhur Yale University Press September 28, Language: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. However, the writing is pretty loose and episodic. One person found this helpful. You still need to have a good knowledge of art history and modern art, though.

This little book on an “artist” by Danto is an excellent explanation of the philosophical-psychological aspect of what makes art art with an emphasis on pop art which is perhaps the most exaggerated example of how that all works. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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